E. Robert Hansen

E. ROBERT HANSEN III joined the Equity Research division of Standard &
Poor’s Equity Group in 2003 and covers financial services companies.
Previously, he was a Vice President in the Equity Division of the U.S.
Trust Company from 2000, where he was responsible for stock selection
within the financial services sector. Before U.S. Trust, he followed
enterprise hardware companies at Merrill Lynch from 1998. Prior to
joining Merrill Lynch, he followed communications equipment companies at
Morgan Stanley, where he played an instrumental role in several initial
public offerings. He received a Master’s degree in Business
Administration from the Darden School at the University of Virginia and
graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in economics from Colgate University.
He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a member of the New York Society of
Security Analysts and is registered with both the NYSE and NASD.